Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment For information on due dates for submission of assessed work, please refer to the departmental web pages at   8-15 minute television production produced by individuals or partnerships, with script (50%) and production package including script, storyboards, evidence of organisation and press release.  60%
Semester Assessment Contribution to other final year productions  20%
Semester Assessment Assignment: Pitch treatment  10%
Semester Assessment Workshop contribution and attendance  10%

Learning Outcomes

Typically on completion of this module a student will able to:

demonstrate an awareness of the creative and technical concepts and procedures involved in the production of television and film drama.
take responsible and creative individual roles within television productions.
originate, research, and collate ideas in order to create a script.
transform an idea on paper into a television production.
as individuals or in partnerships design, plan, direct and produce a short drama or non-factual television production
operate and use television production equipment safely, skilfully and creatively and take responsibility for others' safe working environment.


Discussion of some of the many ways to make an audio-visual product which will continue throughout the delivery of this module.

Producing a treatment
Writing a script
Production organization
Set design
Single camera directing
Working with actors
Camera operation - shooting techniques and styles
Location & studio lighting
Location sound recording
Digital picture editing
Track laying and dubbing

In this module students will be required to have a greater individual creative input and to take a much stronger directorial role than in previous modules. Throughout the course they will be expected to devise, produce and direct work that they have originated. On the completion of the module students will be required, either as individuals or as partnerships to plan, produce and direct an 8-12 minute non-factual or drama television production. Also in order that they learn and experience a wider range of production skills, such as working in teams, production design, production, camerawork, sound recording, acting, editing and sound design, students will be required to work on at least one or more other final student productions in support roles.

Each production will have a public screening at the end of Semester 2.


To develop understanding of the creative and technical concepts and procedures involved in the production of fictional television.
To develop the skills required to translate and transform ideas for fictional television into audio visual product.
To discuss the creation of style, format and narrative in television and film production.
To consider conventional and unconventional methodologies of film and television production

Reading List

Recommended Text
Katz, Steven Film Directing Shot by Shot Micheal Wise Productions, California Primo search LoBrutto, Vincent Filmmaker�s Guide to Production Design Allworth Press, New York Primo search Millerson, Gerald Television Production Focal Press Primo search Murch, Walter In The Blink Of An Eye Silman James Press, California Primo search Nadoolman Landis, Deborah Screencraft Costume Design Focal Press Primo search Singleton, Ralph Film Scheduling Lone Eagle Publishing, California Primo search Thurlow, Clifford Making Short Films Berg, New York Primo search Wyatt, Hilary & Aymes, Tim Audio Post Production for Television and Film Focal Press Primo search


This module is at CQFW Level 6